„I raise my stein to the builder who can remove ghettos without removing people as I hail the chef who can make omelets without breaking eggs.“

—  Robert Moses, Quoted in his obituary in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1218.html
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